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Ernest Jesse Mendoza

August 23, 1953 — May 25, 2021

On May 25, 2021,

Ernest Jesse Mendoza, Sr. Passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.

He was born on August 23, 1953, and lived his whole life in Los Angeles except for his time in the Army when he lived in Oklahoma. He received an Associates' degree in Business from Cerritos College. He loved music and enjoyed many live concerts.

Ernest was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Mendoza, Sr., his brother Daniel Mendoza, Jr., his brother Martin Frenez, and his sister Yolanda Romero. He is survived by his mother Cordelia Romero, his daughter Monica Hathaway (Jeff), his son Ernest Mendoza, Jr. (Sherry), his grandchildren, Morgan Hathaway, Avery Hathaway, Ryan Mendoza, Haley Mendoza and Noah Mendoza, siblings Elizabeth Romero, Debbie Romero, Andy Frenez, Louise Ortiz, Sandra Burgueno, Jessica Ramirez and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

The family wishes to thank the incredible doctors, nurses, and staff at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center for their remarkable care.

Services for Ernest Jesse Mendoza

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Deco Familia Rosecrans Funeral Home

8545 E. Rosecrans Ave

Paramount, CA 90723


Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Blvd

Riverside, CA 92518

Reception following the graveside service will be held at the home of Richard & Louise Ortiz

14083 Anderson St

Paramount, CA 90723-2709



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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 12, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Pacific time)

Deco Familia Rosecrans Funeral Home FD-1108

8545 Rosecrans Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723

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